Brocade to drive digital transformation with new data centre switches

The switches will provide advancements in data centre automation and network visibility

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Brocade to drive digital transformation with new data centre switches Brocade has unveiled three new data centre switches, SLX 9140, SLX 9240 and SLX 9540
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  December 7, 2016

Brocade has unveiled three new data centre switches, SLX 9140, SLX 9240 and SLX 9540, as part of its expanded Brocade SLX family.

The switches feature unparalleled network visibility and the addition of Brocade Workflow Composer Automation Suites for turnkey automation, plus they deliver flexible leaf, spine and edge connectivity while leveraging the Brocade SLX Insight Architecture.

Yarob Sakhnini, regional director, MEMA at Brocade says, "As organisations continue to transform their business and adapt to new digital workloads, IT operations teams struggle to keep pace with the volume and variety of data going across their networks.

"Brocade SLX family is the industry's first data centre networking portfolio to deliver agility at all layers of the data centre stack, while being open to provide customers with choice.  With Brocade, organisations can build networks that allow them to quickly adapt to technology transitions, deliver new services at cloud speed and accelerate digital transformation." 

"Organisations that are going through digital transformation need networks that are extremely agile, extensively automated and highly visible," said Jason Nolet, senior vice president, Switching, Routing and Analytics Products Group, Brocade.  "Brocade is delivering the breadth and depth of flexibility and agility that sets us apart from other network providers. We do so vertically across the data centre stack, and horizontally across domains within the data center-while being open at every layer."

By embedding network visibility on every router and switch, organisations can achieve pervasive visibility throughout the network to quickly identify problems, accelerate mean-time-to-remediation and improve overall service levels. The Brocade SLX 9140 and SLX 9240 extend these capabilities with a programmable ASIC that provides Visibility Services from the physical wire to virtual networks and workloads.

The automation suites, including Network Essentials, Data Centre Fabrics and Internet Exchange Points for the Brocade Workflow Composer platform, powered by StackStorm, provide automated network provisioning, validation, troubleshooting and remediation workflows.

These automation suites are ideal for customers who want to jumpstart their automation journey with pre-built workflows to accelerate time-to-value. Introduced earlier this year, Brocade Workflow Composer is a server-based, DevOps-style network automation platform that integrates across IT domains for end-to-end workflow automation.  

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